Sorry for those not in the US. You'll have to do some converting on your own because I am just far too lazy to do it myself.
EDIT: I said $400. I think I could convince myself to put out that much money and still get a few games near launch. If it is over $400 I might have a harder time convincing myself.
$300 + bullshit. So, technically close to $400 after everything?
I got a feeling I'm going to spend the first year or two of the next generation going back and playing games I've missed or replaying certain titles from this generation, like previous cycles. That is unless I get a better job after earning my Master's by next year (pfft...).
@Jams: You are on crack if you think any next gen console, WiiU is not next gen, will be under $300 at launch.
That's how much I'm willing to pay not how much I think it'll release at. I'm more than likely going to wait until there's a must have game that I can't get on the PC. Until then, I'm just going to stick to PC
As a broke college student, somewhere in the $200 - $300 range would be nice... I could go without eating for a little bit.
Allow me to tell you about a little piece of hardware called the Nintendo Wii U! It has the Batman and the Assassin's Creed!
Yeahhh, I figure that since the Durango and PS4 will likely be super-expensive by college student standards, I'll have to wait a while for the price to go down, skip more meals, or resort to PC gaming.
I would go up to £300 which closest option their is $500 (that includes Tax btw). Consoles usually cost more here (as gaming costs are generally slightly inflated here and I think our basic Tax is higher) so that would probably be closer to $450 in the US.
To put that into perspective, I just looked up the price of the PS3 and the 360's original price in the UK. The basic price for the 360 was £209.99 ($334.64) and the 'Premium' version was £279.99 ($446.19) and the PS3 had a starting RRP of £425.00 ($676.77). And then the Wii was £179 ($350).